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The Natural vs The Player Throughout history there are many men and women who have gone above and beyond all expectations that society has for the average person These fine people are called role models They become heroes in almost everyones eyes Children look up to and emulate them and adults revere them as the people they wish they could have been Roy Hobbs the main character in Bernard Malamuds The Natural is one such person Although a fictional character he is an example to the world in his story A real person however that can also be seen as such is Steve Young former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers But what makes these people role models These people are defined by the things that excel at what they do to help others the beliefs that they hold and how they overcome their own flaws and weaknesses Roy Hobbs was a phenomenal baseball player As a youth he struck out one of the greatest batters of all time the Whammer An unforeseen accident sets him back but he comes back ten years later at age thirty-five almost as strong as ever He sets new records and continues to have beginners luck throughout his career One record is for the number of triples hit in a single game At one game he proceeds to hit the ball so hard while batting that he rips the leather covering on the ball At another game he catches a bird that was flying low in the air thinking it was the ball He continues throughout his career until the end to be one of the most spectacular players of the game at the time Steve Young played professional football for fifteen years He is best known as the quarterback for the 49ers He has the honor of being highest-rated quarterback in the National Football League NFL history At Super Bowl XXIX he was voted as
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